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Former Shawville hockey player undergoes nerve transfer (with video)

Former Shawville junior hockey player Brett Nugent is the second Canadian quadriplegic to have experimental surgery to restore movement to his hand.

Nugent, 20, underwent nerve transfer surgery in his left arm last month at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus. 316 more words

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Chapin Rallies for Injured Lacrosse Player

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A week ago Wednesday, the Chapin High School community was stunned to learn that junior lacrosse player Jack Enright had suffered a broken neck in a collision with a Lexington player that has paralyzed him from the waist down. 405 more words


The rewiring of Tim Raglin (with video)

On a bitterly cold morning in late February, a medical team gathers at 7 a.m. on the third floor of The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus to launch what will be an unprecedented day of surgery. 2,379 more words

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Canadian-born surgeon Susan Mackinnon pioneered nerve transfer surgery

In June 2008, a Phoenix trauma surgeon named Thomas Wachtel was in an accident while driving to hospital to perform emergency surgery. He suffered a devastating spinal cord injury that ended his career and left him a quadriplegic. 541 more words

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Q&A: Nerve Transfer Surgery (with video)

Q. What is nerve transfer surgery?

A. Nerve transfer is a surgical technique that’s used to restore muscle function or sensation after a serious injury. Employing the technique, surgeons select a redundant nerve — one that serves the same function as another nerve in the body — and connect it to a more important but damaged nerve that’s not working. 648 more words

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Patrick E. Matoole, MD

Dr. Patrick E. Matoole has devoted his career to providing comprehensive and compassionate neurological care to patients. He has spent the past 14 years doing so at JWM Neurology, P.C., a trusted provider of both pediatric and adult neurological health care. 202 more words

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Duff: McCrary walks away from wheelchair

“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. 1,493 more words